Although Mariah Carey is a lot alike other pop artist today, her album (Mariah Carey) incorporated a range of contemporary genres with a mix of slow ballads and dance tracks. Her first ever performance was at the Grammy’s, 1991. Mariah’s song, “Vision of Love” was very popular. The Rolling Stones even said, that the song “Vision of Love” had many fluttering strings and was the reason why American Idol got vocal schools!” Earlier Years in Music When Carey was 18 she went to a party hosted by CBS records. Mariah gave a demo tape to Mottola, who was the main guest of the party.
George Jacob Gershwin was a composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions covered both popular and classical genres, and his most popular songs are widely known. Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and how to do composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell, and Joseph Brody. He began his career with plugging in songs, but soon started composing at the Broadway theatre with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed many films until his death in 1937 from glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly brain tumor.
For this discussion I choose a musician Louise Armstrong song from Pandora. When I type Louis Armstrong song, there were hundreds of his records. I choose a “Stardust” track from the album called “Don 't Get Around Much Anymore “. This song is composed by the popular song composer by Hoagy Carmichael in 1927. This song has many versions that recorded by other jazz great musician added to Armstrong.
Billie Holiday was an influential and famous jazz artist. Holiday had a good career for many years before she died of drug addiction. She was born on 7th April 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At birth, she was named Eleanor Fagan, and based on some sources, her birth certificate reports that she was named Eleanor Harris. She was born to a teenage mother, Sadie and father Clarence Holiday who was also a thriving Jazz artist.
The zany comedies Twentieth Century and My Man Godfrey (which co-starred her ex-husband William Powell) earned Carole the nickname “the queen of screwball.” In 1937, she became the highest-paid woman in Hollywood. Carole’s personal life underwent great change during this period, too. She and Clark Gable met again and this time hit it off. The couple married in a simple ceremony on March 29, 1939. Carole and Clark called each other “Ma” and “Pa” and preferred to live a life away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
The blues were then popularised by female singers like Marline Johnson and Bessie Smith. • Young Americans began to embrace this new style by listening and dancing to it. • For the first time radios and record players were widely available in stores. ** • Throughout its history jazz dance has developed in parallel to jazz music. ** • Jazz music was part of the popular minstrel shows and vaudeville shows, both of which introduced the music to wider audiences.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman and ended up making her famous. She was now a star internationally. Afterwards, Angelou continued to redefine what could and couldn 't be done by people. She wrote the drama Georgia, Georgia in 1972—making her the first African-American woman to have her screenplay produced— and continued, ended up earning herself a Tony Award nomination for her role in Look Away and an Emmy award nomination for her work on Roots. These were only some of her
It was nominated for 11 Tonys but was overshadowed by another hit musical, A Chorus Line. It only ran for 936 performances, before it was shut down in 1977. It was later reopened as Chicago: The Musical. The show was choreographed by Ann Reinking, Fosse’s wife. She also played the role of Roxie.
She sang this in 1967 which was during her time with Atlantic records. “After her years of frustration with Columbia Records, the stars aligned as Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler provided the perfect ambience and outstanding material and let Aretha's wonderful voice and dazzling piano chops do the rest” (Ross). Her music blossomed after she with Atlantic Records. This was one of her first songs with them as she signed with Atlantic in November of 1966. This was her first top ten single during her career.
After reading the novel The Great Gatsby, one can conclude that celebrities were the primary people who attended Jay Gatsby 's extravaganzas. The people in attendance varied from athletes, dancers, important political figures and singers who would give a performance at the party. For example, Fitzgerald expands on this in the novel at one of Gatsby 's soiree 's, there was a " notorious contralto" who provided entertainment by singing in jazz (Fitzgerald 51). Seeing as though this novel takes place in the 1920s, Esther "Baby" Jones is a prime example of an entertainer who would be in attendance at the soiree. Baby Esther, as she would be called, was an African American jazz singer and entertainer.
James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal. James would record for Chess Records and its subsidiary labels Argo and Checker into the late ‘70s and, working with producers Ralph Bass and Harvey Fuqua, she embraced a style that fused the passion of R&B with the polish of jazz, and scored several hits for the label, including “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “My Dearest Darling,” and “Trust in Me.” While James was enjoying a career resurgence, her personal life was not faring as well; she began experimenting with drugs as a teenager, and by the time she was 21 she was a heroin
Ella’s fame and success started when she was discovered in an amateur singing contest. She amazed the judges with her voice and moved on to amazing things. Ella went to become the top female jazz singer for decades and earned the nickname “First Lady of Song”. In the 1950’s – 60’s, Ella became even more popular. She worked with Dizzy Gillespie and his band and vert famous producers.